When you commence a new business generally the easiest way to obtain assistance is to employ someone as an independent contractor. This makes sense, the relationship is relatively simple. They do the work, they invoice you and you pay them. Simple! Unfortunately, because you are good at what you do, they start to work for […]
I worked with a woman a number of years ago and she has very bad scarring on the side of her face. Once I got to know her better I asked how the scarring happened. She said that a few years ago she fell over a power point that was on the floor in her […]
It doesn’t matter whether you are an Employer or an Employee; you need to mind your language. If you are an Employer and you lose your temper on a regular basis and use inappropriate language in the workplace, your staff may have the right to leave and claim Constructive Termination. Constructive Termination means that someone […]
Joan of Arc, Mother Teresa, Marie Curie, Hillary Clinton, Margaret Thatcher, Oprah Winfrey, Martha Stewart… Clearly when we chose our career in HR, we weren’t planning on getting onto the “Most Powerful Women in the World” list! I can’t really see the Director of Human Resources getting an OBE (Order of the British Empire), a […]
I received a phone call from a client of mine just recently. He told me that he had received an email from the Fair Work Ombudsman and that it was about a past employee claiming a substantial sum of money for hours worked. “What type of request is this?” I asked. “Casual loading for every […]
The main grey area with regard to Constructive Termination is “where is the line?” What constitutes reasonable management of someone and when does it step into the realms of bullying. Sometimes it can be very easy, especially when you are angry with an employee to overstep that boundary. If you are a reasonable employer, who […]
In some countries when someone or something is successful it is celebrated. The people rejoice in their success and speak of it at every opportunity they can, which contributes to their further success. The United States of America have many successful companies and they can be attributed to the work of large groups of people […]
Unless you have a Dorian Gray picture in your cupboard the word Ageism is frightening. For those of you too young to know who Dorian Gray was an 1890 novel by Oscar Wilde, where a young English Noble had a picture painted with magical powers so the picture would age and he would not. Cool […]
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Annual leave is pretty obvious you are going on holidays, you take annual leave, but sometimes you will need to take annual leave if you have an event that falls outside of the other leave.